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Jun
20
awarded  Teacher
Jun
20
answered Wearing a kippa at work
May
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comment Are Animal Crackers depicting non-kosher animals non-kosher?
"Classic Jewish Thought" is ongoing. It continues. Is this stack exchange only for things which mainstream Orthodoxy views as "valid" hashkafa? If so, let me know so I can end my participation and go find a community which values the diversity of Jewish thought, and certainly halakha, as it has existed throughout history.
May
11
awarded  Supporter
May
11
comment Are Animal Crackers depicting non-kosher animals non-kosher?
Though you may disagree with me, my logic in intact. Kashrut is in fact a mitzvah d'oraisa though much implementation is d'rabbanan. I hold with the midrash tankhuma (vayishlakh) when it indicates "The heart of Judaism is ethics" a principle which, combined with the philosophical stance of Rambam, confirms that every mitzvah is an embodiment of an ethical/moral precept. Given opportunities to employ our ethics, do we not have an obligation to take advantage of chances to honor a mitzvah? However, glad to see that within an hour of joining here, different opinions are rewarded with downvotes.
May
11
answered Are Animal Crackers depicting non-kosher animals non-kosher?
May
11
awarded  Autobiographer